MAY 2018 Newsletter
Check out whats happening this month at City Point!
Running With The Giants
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (Hebrews 12:1).
We are not the first ones to run this race. In this series, we will look at people of uncommon faith and see how they would encourage us. The world we live in is different than theirs, but our hearts are not. They have lessons to teach us as they cheer us on from the grandstands of heaven.
Get started on the pathway to discovering your purpose and realizing your potential with our Connection Point class! We talk about healthy habits of a believer, how to make a difference in the world you live in and we also share the vision of City Point. If you recently became a follower of Christ or you are interested in joining City Point Church, this is the class for you. Connection Point takes place every six weeks on a Sunday night, from 5:00–8:00 PM, at the end of the class we will share a meal together. To sign up for the next available class, just click on the link below to register so we can include you in the meal and provide childcare if needed.
Moms Make Life Beautiful!
At City Point, we believe that Mom’s Make Life Beautiful! We are thrilled to celebrate all of our Mom’s on Mother’s Day, May 13th, during both of our services at 9:30am and 11:00am. We have a special day planned that will make Mom feel loved and appreciated. Plus make Mom’s day by stopping by our photo wall for a family photo and, of course, we will have plenty of yummy treats for you. Bring your Mom and your friends and family for an unforgettable day!
Sign Up Today to Register for Water Baptism on May 20th!
At City Point, we believe that water baptism is a celebration of your decision to follow Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Just as the symbols of the wedding and wedding ring are a declaration of a marriage covenant, water baptism is the outward declaration of the covenant you’ve made with God. As your church, we would like to stand with you as you publicly declare you have made the decision to surrender your life to the Lord. Our next Water Baptism will be during 2nd Service on March 25th. To sign up, click the registration link below.
Our summer small groups kick off on Sunday, June 3rd. This is just a 6-week semester and we would love for you to lead a group! If you would like to lead a group please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all new group leaders- training will be held during 1st service on Sunday, May 20th.
AMPED: Live Fully Alive!
It’s time to get AMPED up for Vacation Bible School happening July 10th, 11th & 12th at City Point. This year we will be going extreme and learning all about how to LIVE FULLY ALIVE! It’s going to be an action packed THREE days with lots of fun, Bible lessons, crafts and some extreme sports. We will be learning about the lives of Joseph, Esther and Jesus. Don’t miss it! Save the date and invite your friends!
Online registration is now open! Click the link below to get started.
For Ages: Completed Kinder through Completed 5th Grade
We are excited to announce an important update to giving at City Point! As you know, your generosity and financial partnership with us is how we are able to help expand the Kingdom. We value our church family and want to make sure everyone at City Point is aware of this exciting new giving platform, which allows for simple giving through a variety of ways, including mobile and online. You can try it out before Sunday, and even set up an account, if you’d like!
To start, you can:
1. Visit our website at citypointchurch.com/give
2. Text CITYPOINT to 77977
3. Download our City Point Church App here: citypointchurch.com/app-download/
*This applies to ALL online giving, not just those who have recurring giving setup. Our current giving through Fellowship One and Kindred will no longer work so please save the new text number in your phone or setup a new account with PushPay for online giving.
Spring is in the air. The crisp rain showers drench the grass. Leaves bud. Flowers emerge. And fruit prepares itself to be enjoyed by all.
Consider that first bite of a summer peach. Does not the sweet nectar drip down your chin? You think, “Ahhhh….that was the perfect peach!” That’s what producing good fruit tastes like.
Scripture says we should taste and see that the Lord is good. His goodness is one of the Fruit of the Spirit. Goodness joins his friends called love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control to be the full nine Fruit of the Spirit we will be learning about next month in the 4’s-Kinder class.
The littlest grapes, will discover Jesus’ gentleness and peace as they learn the stories about Him blessing the children and calming the storm. We hope your kiddos can join us Sundays in May and learn to be fruitful folks!
Wanna join a fun team? Contact Alicia Ingram at email@example.com for more information on how you can serve on the Preschool Team!
With the spring season in full swing, it’s amazing to see radical transformation all around, including City Kids. There is an excitement in the air. It’s a great time to be a kid at City Point Church. We’ve recently added arcade style basketball hoops, a foosball table, kid safe dart boards, new games, and a new look for the whole room.
In addition to the changing environment, there is personal inside change taking place in our kids. Our Gospel Project series is currently exploring the Epistles and learning how the Holy Spirit is working inside of us, making us more like Jesus. During one of our recent lessons we asked the kids what the difference was between adoption and staying at someone’s house for a while. The Gospel places us in God’s family. However, transformation is a process. As we continue to submit to the Lord’s work in us, he changes us to be more like Jesus.
Our 5th and 6th graders in Club 56 are nearing the end of their “10 Commandments” series. With the preteen years being such a challenging time, it’s easy to be swallowed up in the whirlwind of voices from both inside and out. Where can we look for guidance? God’s laws can draw us in to who he is and who he wants us to be. Then, it’s a centering moment to realize that God is both just and loving, and that his justice was satisfied at “The Cross.”
The summation of all the law comes to two places. It’s about loving God and loving people. Pray for our preteens, that they would experience the power of God in their lives and that his love would be a stabilizing force when life gets shaky.
City Kids is a great place to connect with other believers and make a great impact. Come check us out. We’d love to meet you.
Uprise Youth is the student ministry of City Point led by Andrew & Liz Brenden. We meet every Wednesday from 7:00-8:30pm at the church. Students in 7th-12th grade have an opportunity to make new friends, build a deeper relationship with Christ, and experience God in a real way! Bring some friends from school and come have a great time!
THIS MONTH IN UPRISE:
May 6th- FIRST SUNDAY
What would a modern-day disciple of Jesus look like? How would they act, live, and interact with others? Every FIRST SUNDAY we’ll look at the concept of going all in and talk about what it really means to be a disciple. You won’t want to miss this class—it may just change the way you live your life. Join us for a breakfast & discussion every first Sunday during 1st service in the classroom.
May 20th- SENIOR SUNDAY
If you are a graduation senior this year we would love to honor you! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. We will be recognizing all seniors during 1st service on Sunday, May 20th.
May 30th- FIFTH WEDNESDAY
Don’t miss Fifth Wednesday on May 30th! These are special events we do every time 5 Wednesdays come around! There’s always food, fun & games so stay tuned on social media for more details!
VERGE SUMMER CAMP- Uprise Youth is headed back to sunny Destin, FL for summer camp! Don’t miss an opportunity to have a life-changing experience! The dates are June 17-22 & you can click the link below to sign up today. Your $100 registration is due now to reserve your spot. Email email@example.com for more information.
**THERE ARE CURRENTLY 2 SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE**